Memory Foam vs Hybrid Mattress: Finding Your Goldilocks Bed

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you might have noticed there are quite a few options to choose from. It can be tough to know which reigns supreme. When it comes to choosing a new mattress, it’s important to know what makes them different and the benefits they provide.

To help inform your decision, we’re breaking down the key differences between a memory foam mattress versus a hybrid mattress and why one of these options might be just right for you.

What is a Memory Foam Mattress?

Memory foam is made from polyurethane and was first introduced in the 1960s by NASA to be used as a neutralizer for astronauts when entering and exiting the Earth’s atmosphere. However, memory foam as we know it today has a much different purpose and is commonly found in mattresses, mattress toppers, and pillows.

A memory foam mattress contains a layer of supportive foam that moulds to your shape when laid upon and provides a great deal of comfort and support. The mattress reverts back to its normal shape when the pressure is released. Gradually, with time, the mattress will “memorize” the way you sleep and your body’s shape to provide the most idyllic sleep for you, every night.

Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam is designed to match the shape of your body which allows for better spinal alignment. The supportive foam also evenly distributes your body weight to reduce pressure on the heaviest parts of your body. If you have been known to toss and turn all night this might be the solution for you and more importantly your partner.

Since the memory foam contours itself to you, it reduces the need for – and impact of – common movement. Since memory foam mattresses quite literally shape themselves to you, they are incredibly comfortable and feel as if they were made for you. Wink wink. At MLILY we don't believe in a one size fits all approach and offer a range of all foam mattresses to truly cater for every sleeper.

What is a Hybrid Mattress?

Most commonly, a hybrid mattress combines memory foam or latex layers and pocket springs into a single mattress. The pocket springs are produced by bending heated steel into springs, putting them into the fabric, and then sewing them into the mattress. Some refer to hybrid mattresses as the best of both worlds because you are offered greater support from the pocket springs with the exceptional comfort offered by the memory foam material.

Benefits of a Hybrid Mattress

Some notable benefits of a hybrid mattress include providing the perfect balance between supportive sleeping and comfortable sleeping without having to sacrifice one or the other. The unique combination of the traditional pocket coil mattress spring and various types of memory foam creates a wonderful hybrid mattress that isn’t too soft or too firm. With the top layer of the hybrid mattress containing memory foam, it provides enough comfort to snug your body in place – leading to a deeper, better sleep experience. If you find yourself waking up consistently with aches and pains, a hybrid mattress may be the solution to alleviate your complications.

What mattress is right for you?

The answer to this question depends on what your sleeping preference is and what you’re looking for in a mattress. While both memory foam mattresses and hybrid mattresses have considerable benefits, it depends on the level and style of comfort you’re looking for. If you’re not sure where to start, try heading to one of our stockists where they'll match you to the MLILY mattress of your dreams that’s just right for you. Whether you’re looking for a memory foam mattress or a hybrid, we’ve got you covered at MLILY.


MLILY are constantly striving to make the most advanced products and offer the best sleep solutions. As such we look forward to introducing a range of newly innovated products at AIFF stand J42 (13-16 July 2023) including our premium memory foam mattresses, adjustable beds, pillows & lift chairs. Read MLILY Australia's National Sales Manager Adam Duckett's recent interview ahead of the upcoming AIFF Our team is looking forward to seeing you there, for further information on any of the product shown at the show please contact MLILY head office. 

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